When on her maker's bosom

When on her maker's bosom

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 11 hymnals

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

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First Line: When on her maker's bosom
Author: Reginald Heber

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When on her Maker's bosom. Bishop R. Heber. [Epiphany.] Appeared in his posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 33, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and appointed for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. It is found in a few modern hymn-books only. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d287

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #986

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #986

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Hymns for Christian Melody #775

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d348

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The Gospel Psalmist #933

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #991

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